Pico Technology Ltd

  • James House Colmworth Business Park Eaton Socon St Neots Cambs
    PE19 8YP
    United Kingdom
  • +44 (0)1480 396 395
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Pico Technology was established in 1991 and soon became a leader in the field of PC Oscilloscopes and data loggers.

Pico has always been recognized for providing innovative, cost-effective alternatives to traditional test equipment and data acquisition products. In doing so, we have made high-quality instrumentation affordable.

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Tech Videos
13th January 2021
Introducing the PicoScope 4000A Series high resolution oscilloscopes

This video gives a brief overview of the PicoScope 4000A Series oscilloscopes with 2-, 4- or 8-channels of high resolution.

Test & Measurement
12th January 2021
PC-based scope has 20MHZ bandwidth, 80MS/s sampling speed

Pico Technology has unveiled availability of the new PicoScope 4000A Series PC-based oscilloscopes, a second-generation upgrade and expansion of the company's high-resolution, deep-memory product portfolio.

Tech Videos
16th September 2020
This is Dave: a probe positioning system story

Oscilloscopes with more than two channels present humans with a common problem: none of us have enough hands to hold more than two oscilloscope probes in place. This is especially an issue when using an 8-channel oscilloscope such as the new PicoScope 6800E devices, so it was particularly important for Pico Technology to address it.

Test & Measurement
24th August 2020
PicoVNA 108 8.5GHz vector network analyser

The market and range of applications for the vector network analyser has continued to rise. Growth is not simply driven by the proliferation of microwave, gigabit and wireless signals in our lives, but also in penetrating and short-range radar imaging and proximity detection in secure spaces, and in dielectric materials, tissues and composites. The vector network analyser sits behind data flow, communications, food, healthcare, defence, civil inf...

Test & Measurement
28th May 2020
4-channel oscilloscopes bolster PicoScope 6000E Series

Three new 4-channel models, each of which can be configured with 16 optional digital channels have added more T&M muscle to Pico Technology’s PicoScope 6000E Series oscilloscopes.

Test & Measurement
24th February 2020
A smarter oscilloscope for faster debug

Pico Technology has announced the PicoScope 6000E Series FlexRes oscilloscopes, featuring eight channels with 500 MHz bandwidth, 16 digital channels, and resolution of eight, ten or 12 bits. The products work with PicoScope 6 application software, which takes full advantage of the latest PC performance and display capabilities, showing clean, crisp waveforms on screens of any size and resolution.

Test & Measurement
25th November 2019
Decoder/analyser package aids automotive Ethernet testing

A BroadR-Reach decoder/analyser package that simplifies Automotive Ethernet integration testing and debugging has been released by Pico Technology. The package includes a novel non-intrusive Software Directional Coupler to separate up- and downstream traffic on full-duplex communication lines.

Test & Measurement
24th September 2019
EuMW 2019: Wizard ready to perform VNA magic in Paris

Ready to be unveiled at European Microwave Week in Paris (October 1-3), Pico Technology has unveiled a new PicoVNA Interface Wizard, which adds significant functionality and value to the company’s low-cost, high-performance vector network analyser (VNA).

Test & Measurement
21st August 2019
DALI decoding enhances oscilloscope software

DALI decoding and analysis has been added to the latest version of PicoScope 6 software by Pico Technology. DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) provides two-way communications between lighting fixtures (“luminaires”), ballasts and controllers.

Test & Measurement
21st August 2019
16GHz real-time oscilloscope cuts cost of time-domain sampling

Pico Technology has introduced the PicoScope 9404-16 SXRTO, a 16 GHz sampler-extended real-time oscilloscope at what it describes as “an even more compelling low price point”. The new model joins the 5GHz 9404-05 model launched earlier this year.

Test & Measurement
5th July 2019
Software allows data loggers to support Raspberry Pi

A software package that supports the Raspberry Pi single-board computer has been released by Pico Technology. Optimised and tested on the newly-released Raspberry Pi 4, and the current 3B and 3B+ on Raspbian Stretch, the PicoLog 6 data logging software package provides a visual, easy-to-use interface allowing users to quickly set up simple or complex acquisitions and record, view and analyse data.

2nd July 2019
Pico seeks beta test applicants for Ethernet protocol decoder

The increasing use of ECUs in vehicles, and advanced signal processing, is driving the need for high performance automotive networks. 100BASE-T1 / BroadR-Reach has emerged as the physical layer standard for automotive applications.

Test & Measurement
13th February 2019
Pico picks Manchester for software development office

Pico Technology has opened a new software development office in Manchester, UK.

Test & Measurement
25th October 2018
Calibration standards added to vector network analysers

Pico Technology has introduced two new products to its RF portfolio. The TA430 (Insertable M-F) and TA431 (Non-insertable F-F) VNA check standards can optionally be used to validate the accuracy of a network analysis test setup and its calibration before, during or after a sequence of measurements is made.

27th August 2018
Oscilloscopes drive partial discharge measurement system

The PicoScope 5000D FlexRes oscilloscopes from Pico Technololgy have been chosen by Diagnóstico del Aislamiento Eléctrico (DIAEL) as a key component for its new MS Pico portable system for partial discharge measurement. Partial discharge measurement is the most important technique for assessing the insulation condition of high-voltage systems and provides an effective solution for assessing the reliability of electrical installation...

Test & Measurement
5th March 2018
Software upgrade enhances data loggers' performance

The ADC‑10 was Pico Technology’s first data logger product. It was launched in 1991 with a simple scope and logging software package for MS-DOS, so that users could achieve the three fundamental purposes of logging software: set up the logger, view the graphed data and save the capture to disk. These packages later became known as the PicoScope and PicoLog software.

22nd February 2018
Pico Technology wins Sunday Times workplace accolade

Pico Technology has been included in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For 2018. The award measures and acknowledges excellence in workplace engagement – where only organisations with the highest level of overall employee engagement qualified.   

Test & Measurement
20th February 2018
PicoLog 6 - straightforward from the start

Pico Technology designed and manufactured its first data logger, the ADC-10, in 1991 with a simple scope and logging software package for MS-DOS, so that users could achieve the three fundamental purposes of logging software: set up the logger, view the graphed data and save the capture to disk. These packages later became known as the PicoScope and PicoLog software.

22nd November 2017
Pico Technology cements position in German market

Pico Technology has opened an office in Garbsen, Germany. The move is in response to German PicoScope users, distributors and vehicle manufacturers asking for local sales, training and support in Germany. This facility will also service the needs of customers from Austria and Switzerland.

Test & Measurement
20th November 2017
15GHz models extend sampling oscilloscope series

Three 15GHz models and a further 25GHz model have been added to its professional, portable and low-cost PicoScope 9300 Series of Sampling Oscilloscopes by Pico Technology. The 15GHz models replace the preceding 9200 Series 12GHz models, with significantly upgraded specifications at even lower prices, with the result that all Pico Sampling Oscilloscopes now operate under the much-respected PicoSample 3 software.

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